'Workaholics' Stars Jillian Bell & Anders Holm Are in 'Inherent Vice'
Right now you can catch comedy actress Jillian Bell going toe-to-toe with Jonah Hill in 22 Jump Street. However, she also surprisingly popped up in Paul Thomas Anderson's powerful drama The Master in a small supporting role as one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's followers. Well, it sounds like Anderson must like having her pop up in his films now, because while speaking with Cosmopolitan (via The Film Stage), Bell revealed that she has a very small part in the director's forthcoming adaptation of Inherent Vice. And she won't be the only star from Comedy Central's popular series "Workaholics" popping up either. More below!
Here's what Bell told the magazine about her role:
"I have such a small part in the movie — I loved doing it, I would do anything for Paul Thomas Anderson because he’s Paul Thomas Anderson — but they just flew me in just to do a small part as this weird waitress. But I got to do a scene with Benicio Del Toro, who is honestly my favorite actor of all time.”
And if you're wondering how Bell got on Anderson's radar to begin with, she explains, "He is a huge 'Workaholics' fan, I guess. I mean, his wife is Maya Rudolph, so of course he loves people who do comedy." And then she added, "Actually, Anders Holm is in Inherent Vice as well and he’s in 'Workaholics.' So I think [Paul]’s trying to get all of us in there.” Does that mean we'll see Adam DeVine (also of Pitch Perfect) and Blake Anderson pop up as well? That might seem distracting, but this story does allow for some oddball characters. Plus, the crossover of fans of "Workaholics" and those who like the films of P.T. Anderson is probably fairly limited. Still, it'll be interesting to see if they share a scene with Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson or any of the other principal cast members.